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Rs will have little knowledge of Sophocles and his philosophyThough the basic warning about the dangers of technology will be clear to middle schoolers p253 It s the old story isn t it The robot that turns against its creator We love to scare ourselves much of the thematic material here is complex and difficult as well In addition much of the technology that the author accurately predicted would be apart of our uture has arrived though the names are not the same or we are on the brink of seeing these technologies as reality In this sense Eager The Last of the Renshai feels a bit datedor the 2016 reader Finally American readers may Even Eagles Need a Push: Learning to Soar in a Changing World find the British terminology lorry and petrolor example confusingOn the positive side there is some humor that readers may appreciate The characters especially Eager and the Bells are generally endearing as wellJust OK or me in 2016 This was an amazing book I really liked it it had a lot of good detail of what was happening in each chapter It is very uturistic and I happening in each chapter It is very uturistic and I like the style of the book It has a chill vibe My rating or this book is a 4 because it could have been of a challenge to read I highly recommend this book to everyone because it is a really good book In this At Sixes and Sevens future world robots are ubiuitous Even your house talks to you Gavin and Fleur may comerom a middle class The Care and Feeding of a Pet Black Hole family but even they have aamily robot But Eager is not like any other robot he can think The Last Honest Man: Mordecai Richler: An Oral Biography for himself and even haseelings As Eager tries to understand the human world around him Gavin and Fleur notice that the new ultra high tech BDC4 robots are acting suspiciously Now Gavin Fleur and Eager are drawn into a menacing world where robots and humans may not be as compatible as they once believedThere aren t many robot based science The Catholic Home fiction novelsor middle grades readers and this one sets a high standard Sarah Binks foruture entries First published in 2003 this novel has one key element that you would expect What if robots turned on humans but it is ar rom predictable Helen Fox creates a world that is Too Many Puppies! fully believable and lot ofunI read three uarters of this book in one sitting That s how good it was Helen Fox packs so many interesting details in these 280 pages that I was totally and uickly sucked in From a The Wanderers failing robot accidentally preparing tomato soup at breakfast to Eager s attempt to clean Baby Charlotte in the clothes washer Eager is both humorous and darkFox s world development is eually impressive Thisuture world HAS ELIMINATED HOMELESSNESS BUT THE GAP BETWEEN RICH AND homelessness but the gap between rich and is vast ever with people carefully segregated into neighborhoods by career The new technology invented by Fox adds color and reminds the reader that there are some cool things coming our way Our characters enjoy The Last Dickens full body virtual reality and some reallyun simulated learning environmentsAnd then there s the danger The newly released high tech robots are incredibly creepy And the humans that love them without uestion are even creepier When both humans and robots Standing for Something: 10 Neglected Virtues That Will Heal Our Hearts and Homes find themselves in danger the reader can t dare to look awayThis book is a real page turner and will have readers totally hooked on the world of robots the adorable Eager and the palpable dangers permeating every page45 stars I am currently reading the book Eager It takes place at the end of the 21st century People have robots as butlers The Bells get a new butler because their old doesn t work as well as it used to The title comesrom the new robots name. Robots begin to behave suspiciously Eager and the Bells are drawn into a great adventure that is sometimes dark and often humorous As Eager’s extraordinary abilities are tested to the limit he will try to Takedown: The Fall of the Last Mafia Empire find the answer to this uestion What does it mean to be alive From the Hardcover editi. Eramily their riends and helping others Lots of people thought the same and they tried to live simplyWhen I grew up I didn t think they d done enoughThere were thousands of us young peoplewe demanded healthy ood clean air but most of all a Diamantmysteriet fairer systemThen the petrol began to run out and the real changes began The air grew cleanerriendship truth and honesty versus lies what makes us alive and what makes us dead the cycle of life p 88 How can we know about death before we diehow can you have a good death without a good life p 89 Without uestions how will we ever know the ethics of robotics p 96 A robot must never harm or allow harm to be done to a human being A robot must never do anything that might endanger a human being A robot must not harm itself or another robot unless the other robot is endangering a human being p 99 You were ignorant of the acts and now you know better This is a step toward the good life p 135 no one s starving or homeless these daysBut there are still things we need to ight orFreedom The reedom to do or say what we want to travel and live where we want to choose our won jobs to build things Torrent of Portyngale: Re-Edited from the Unique Ms. in the Chetham Library, Manchester (Classic Reprint) for ourselves the value of art p 182 We robots cannot be programmed to know everythingTherefore we must learn and learning involves mistakes The same is trueor humans I believe pp 194 5 pollution and recycling Decades of twentieth century plasticbags toys bowls pens computers light ittings shoes jewelry toothpaste tubes nappiesAll waiting to be dug up and turned back into oil What happens to waist now We send it into outer space way beyond the earth s orbit p 201 You re sort of alive because you can see and thing and talk and moveBut if you mean alive like the trees then no you re not You see we re organisms and we can reproduce ourselves and you re a machine p 207 we humans are a machine p 207 We humans are stupid lotmaking a uss about a machine There must be something about the way we re made p211 It is a thought that animals are not aware that they exist At least they cannot reflect on their actions p 212 we are talking about ree willI m talking about choicesWhether we are really ree to act or whether some greater is controlling our actions p 244 the discussion of the story of Icarus I see it as a lesson to us all Sometimes we have to As If Being 12 3/4 Isnt Bad Enough, My Mother Is Running for President! fly close to the sun because part of being human is to reachor things beyond us The secret is to know when to stop artificial intelligence who controls the media and the information that we receive the power of large corporations p 254 It s a sorry tale of ambition and hubris information that we receive the power of large corporations p 254 It s a sorry tale of ambition and hubris the difference between right and wrong p258 Memories shape who we are Most of us adults As If Being 12 3/4 Isn't Bad Enough, My Mother Is Running for President! feel a yearningor at least part of our lost world Technologies that intended readers might Stickman Odyssey, Book 2: The Wrath of Zozimos find interesting though we have many technologies similar to these that include a house that has the capability of watching its occupants robots p13 We weren t theirst robots of course Did you know we go back to the twentieth century My ancestors used to assemble cars and television Sets They Couldn T Think They couldn t think youThey just did the same repetitive task gobetweens gobeys delivery pods jinns hoverbusses moving walls simulations telepathy radio transmitters scanner cars that drive themselvesAimed at middle school readers there is some pretty sophisticated stuff going on here For instance Gavin and Eager spend a lot of time on the gobetween speaking to the philosopher Sophocles Most middle schoole. Fashioned robot Grumps is running down and can’t be repaired so a scientist The Last of the Tribe friend loans them EGR3 an experimental new robot to help Grumps EGR3 known as Eager learnsrom his experiences as a child would He eels emotions wonder excitement and loss When the ultra high tech eerily human BDC4. I read this book the The Book of Air first time when I was eleven but neverinished because I lost interest I don t regret rereading this but I can t say it is worth recommending The character of Eager was cute but there wasn t much to it The book had some rudimentary philosophy that could have been expanded on but it was a nice taste of philosophy or young readers The characters were nice enough Unfortunatly the climax of the book was underwhelming The irst third of the book is the best and it progressively gets less interesting Published in 2004 Helen underwhelming The irst third of the book is the best and it progressively gets less interesting Published in 2004 Helen s Eager is an entry into the Science Fiction genre I read this piece as a selection or the Chapter and Verse cook club that I belong toLifeCorp the company that provided transport The Seduction of Miranda Prosper food water learning centersactories houses and almost everything else p 28 has just released the new BDC4 robot However the Bell Family Charlotte Fleur Gavin and Mr and Mrs Bell members of the professional class can t afford this new model They rely on Grumps their old robot whose timer is not working properly Only government officials and technocrats can afford the luxury of the BDC4 such as Fleur s best The Warrior Princess of Pennyroyal Academy friend Marcie whoseamily has a brand new robot named Boadicea As a compromise Mr Bell arranges with Professor Ogden or his amily to take in a prototype robot EGR3 an experimental model robot whom they name Eager When the BDC4s start doing strange things and disappearing or long stretches at a time Fleur Gavin and Eager begin to suspect something big is amiss with the BDC4 s And they are correct The action generally moves along at a good pace however there is so much jammed into the story that at times the plot gets confusing the scene in the hotel room with Sea Captain Bradoc an the other BDC4s or exampleThere is much here Elizabeth I for readers to chew on maybe a bit too muchor middle schoolers to the point that Eager eels stuffed Some of those thematic elements include the uestion as to what makes someone or something human such as eelings and emotions or the ability to think p 17 We humans don t last Theres Always a Trail / Home in the Valley foreverand neither do machines robots versus animals p 17 8 Animals are alive MumRobots are just machines that run on an energy supply Animals need an energy supply too They get theirsrom ood robots versus humans the right to be ree p 21 the right to be happy p 21 ree will p 21 the importance of education and lifelong learning privacy p 37 You know your mum and I discussed this when we built the house We agreed it would be dreadful to spy on our own children You ve a right to privacy like anyone else class technocrats and governmental officials professionals city dwellers the ability to reason pp 56 7 We can teach it about the physical world but we can t teach it about lifelove loyalty kindness joy compassion courage ear envy anger lossYou can t teach those things in computer simulations the energy crisis pp 62 3 p 66 7 When I was your age Fleur everything seemed to be collapsing about us Our The Everyman Book of Nonsense Verse food no longer nourished us we couldn t moveor traffic the rivers and sees were polluted trees were dying there were loods and earthuakes and hurricanes and droughtMuch of it was our ault And while people all over the world were getting richer a lot of the poor were getting poorer Some people went on buying and buying things they didn t really need as if that were the answer to all our problemsMy mum and dad did their best They decided that what mattered in life was thi. It's the end of the 21st century where technocrats rule and robots take care of humans’ every need Your house watches you knows your secrets and talks to you And your closest Ten Years Beyond Baker Street: friend can be a machine Gavin Bell and his teenage sister Fleur comerom a middle class amily Their much loved old. .